Your Ocean Prime Dining Guide

  • February 22, 2018
  • Dining

Ocean Prime is a staple of Larimer Square. Since opening in 2011, the Cameron Mitchell restaurant has attracted seafood and steak lovers alike and impressed them with impeccable palates of flavor and superb service. It’s no wonder that Ocean Prime is always filled with guests, they treat everyone with the utmost respect and prepare exquisite dishes keeping their reputation as one of the best seafood spots in Denver at number 1. This week, we’re highlighting some of the acclaimed dishes on their eclectic and impressive menu.

The Black Orchid

ocean prime orchid

What’s in it: Belvedere Wild Berry Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Hand Squeezed Lemon & White Cranberry Juice.

Why you should order it: This cocktail doesn’t just have beautiful presentation, but it tastes delicious too. Starting your meal off with this sweet mix of flavors is a great choice. Additionally, the orchid frozen inside an ice cube is such a rare and special touch. You really can’t find a cocktail quite like this one anywhere else.

Ahi Tuna Tartare

ocean prime tartare

What’s in it: Avocado, Ginger Ponzu, Sesame Seeds

Why you should order it: You’d have a hard time finding anyone at Ocean Prime that wouldn’t recommend their famous Ahi Tuna Tartare. It’s easily one of the most ordered dishes at the restaurant and for a good reason. The ginger ponzu sauce offers a tangy, citrusy taste. Also, can you ever really go wrong with avocado and fresh tuna?

The Cucumber Gimlet

ocean prime gimlet

What’s in it: Bombay Sapphire Gin, Muddled Fresh Cucumber, Hand Squeezed Lime.

Why you should order it: If you’re looking for something with a refreshing taste, but also something that will send your taste-buds into overdrive, this is the cocktail you need in your life. The Cucumber Gimlet is light, delicate and paired nicely with seafood. It’s worth trying with The Prime Roll.

The Prime Roll

ocean prime sushi

What’s in it: Tempura Shrimp, Cream Cheese, Scallion, Beef Carpaccio

Why you should order it: Obviously if you’re heading to a seafood restaurant, sushi is a must. This roll came highly recommended by our server and she was absolutely right about it. The Beef Carpaccio added so much texture and flavor to the roll. We wanted another immediately. If you’re debating between sushi rolls, go with this one. It’s an Ocean Prime’s specialty.

Sea Scallops

ocean prime scallops

What’s in it: Parmesan Risotto, English Peas, Citrus Vinaigrette

Why you should order it: For those who want to enjoy a rich and filling entrée, this is the one for you. The scallops are seared to perfection and lay in a savory parmesan risotto. Not only are the scallops fresh, but they’re hearty too. In addition, the citrus vinaigrette compliments the seafood exquisitely. The Sea Scallops make a nice entrée to either split or have for yourself.

Tequila Cocktail

ocean prime tequila

What’s in it: Corzo Silver Tequila, Fresh Squeezed Orange and Lime Juice, House Infused Agave Nectar

Why you should order it: Tequila lovers rejoice! The Tequila Cocktail is tangy and sweet at the same time. The glass is lined with a combination of sugar, salt and cinnamon giving it a delicious kick. This is a great drink to have mid meal. It also paired really nicely with both the lobster tails and the sea scallops.

Twin Lobster Tails

ocean prime lobsters

What’s in it: Asparagus, Drawn Butter

Why you should order it: Whoever said that lobster was an East Coast thing was wrong. Ocean Prime perfects this dish and makes you feel like you’re sitting on a beach in Cape Cod. The presentation of the two tails is flawless and the flavor is fresh and rich. Sprinkle some lemon on top, dip it in the drawn butter and sit back while your taste buds go to heaven.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

ocean prime mac and cheeseWhat’s in it: Macaroni and Cheese, Lobster

Why you should order it: This dish is not listed on the regular menu. If you’re lucky, it may be offered when you stop in on your next visit. Nevertheless, it’s worth ordering if you get the chance. The lobster to Mac and Cheese ratio was perfect and the creaminess of this dish made it one of our favorites. It’s also great to split with someone on the side of your entrée.

Elyx Spice

ocean prime elyxWhat’s in it: Absolut Elyx, Uncle Val’s Bontanical Gin, Fresh Pear, Local Cider

Why you should order it: This cocktail is wonderful after a big meal. The sweetness in the drink sets you up perfectly for your next course… Dessert. The Elyx Spice also uses local cider and fresh pear in it, making it fruity and light.

Chocolate Cake

ocean prime cakeWhat’s in it: Hand Spun Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce

Why you should order it: While there are a number of impressive desserts on the Ocean Prime menu, this one takes the cake. Literally. This warm layered chocolate cake is paired with an in-house ice cream that is incredibly tasty. If you want to finish up your Ocean Prime experience the right way, order the chocolate cake.

For more information regarding Ocean Prime and all of their menu items, please visit their website. 

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